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World AIDS Day 2014

Caoimhe Gaskin | 28 November 2014 | 0 Comments

The impact of the Ebola outbreak on an already fragile health system in Sierra Leone is becoming increasingly apparent. On World AIDS Day, we look at what is being done to minimise the impact of this outbreak on those living with HIV and AIDS in Tonkolili District.
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Topics: ebola outbreak, ebola, sierra leone, Africa, HIV, AIDS

Ebola outbreak: dignity among the chaos

Caoimhe Gaskin | 14 November 2014 | 0 Comments

As the death toll rises in west Africa, we're tackling the immediate effects of the Ebola crisis while also highlighting the quieter impact of the tragedy in people’s day-to-day lives.

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Topics: ebola outbreak, ebola, sierra leone, Africa

Safe and dignified burials in Sierra Leone

Caoimhe Gaskin | 12 November 2014 | 0 Comments

In the world of infectious diseases, a lot of sadness hides behind acronyms. Recently, Concern became involved with one of the very saddest: “DBM”, or “dead body management.”

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Topics: ebola outbreak, ebola, sierra leone, Africa

Infographic: Ebola's hidden costs

Alan Ó Raghallaigh | 30 October 2014 | 1 Comment

Over 4,500 people have died in the current Ebola outbreak in west Africa. When confronted with those numbers and the terrifying news stories that accompany them, it’s easy to forget the larger, quieter tragedy that’s playing out behind the scenes. Concern Worldwide has stepped up its emergency response in order to fight the spread of the virus.

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Topics: ebola outbreak, ebola, sierra leone, liberia

Ebola: dissolving the myths

Bernadette Murphy | 20 October 2014 | 0 Comments

As the Ebola crisis continues to worsen, the myths surrounding it are adding to the enormity of the problem. Here, we explore those myths and address the need for people to know the facts.

UpdateConcern announces a €36 million programme to fight Ebola

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Topics: ebola outbreak, ebola, charity, ebola myths, sierra leone, liberia

Ebola: crisis reaches new heights

Joan Bobrov | 24 September 2014 | 0 Comments

As the death toll from Ebola escalates rapidly in the two worst affected countries of Liberia and Sierra Leone, Concern Worldwide continues its on-the-ground response. 
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Topics: ebola outbreak, ebola, sierra leone, liberia

Ebola virus outbreak

Joan Bobrov | 14 August 2014 | 0 Comments

The death toll from the ebola virus disease epidemic, now in three capital cities and spreading, stands at 1,841 as of 31 August. The current west African outbreak, which was first diagnosed in Guinea in February, has since spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Senegal.

 Concern supported health staff unpack essential supplies needed to prevent the spread of ebola. Photo: Concern Worldwide

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Topics: epidemic, ebola virus, emergency, ebola outbreak, ebola, sierra leone, liberia, nigeria, senegal

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